I've been lurking around Head-fi for a while, but haven't ever posted. I thought I'd ask for some input from you guys since I know this help and recommendations forum can get a little boring with mostly entry-level equipment and low budgets.
I'm looking to spend around $2k–3k on an endgame amp and DAC. Like I said in the thread title, I've ordered the HD800 and T1, and the LCD-2 and HD650 are my two most frequently used headphones at the moment. The most important thing to me is that the setup that I choose fits very well with the character of at least two of the three high-end cans that I have—especially the HD800. I personally would prefer SS to tubes, but I'm certainly open to be moved from that.
At the moment, I'm working with a Yulong A18 + ODAC combination, which doesn't quite breathe enough life into the LCD-2s for me. At the end of the day, I want a musical and enjoyable setup—not necessarily a highly neutral one. A few options that have come onto my radar lately are the Burson Conductor SL 1793, or the AURALiC Taurus Mk. II with something like a DA8. I've also heard fairly positive things about the WA6-SE.
The goal is for the this to be the last stop, but I know that it's only a matter of time before I hear some STAX on a Blue Hawaii setup or 1266's on LAu and have a mental crisis. Until then, though, I'd love to have a setup that leaves me completely content with the headphones that I have. Do you guys have any strong recommendations that you think I should look into?